Grapes are fermented at low temperature and aged for six months in stainless steel.
I went through the desert on a horse with no name" Inspired by the song by America (which was written in Dorset, England! – and was itself inspired by a Salvador Dali painting) we toured extensively throughout California until we liked upon Bear Creek winery in Lodi.
These wines are the results of the fruits of our labour. But what is Calico Mane? Calico is a textile, a fish, a town, a mountain range in the Mohave Desert and a species of American horse. The mane belongs to the horse. Calico Mane: a symbol of the wild west of America. And for very individual wines: a very individual
label. Definitely not a horse with no name
A warm Merlot, redolent of damsons and plums on the nose. Spicy -deliciously so! - and full-bodied, smooth and very moreish
This Merlot beautifully accompanies grilled salmon, baked ham, roast duck, herb-marinated lamb chops, and aromatic cheeses.